The assorted interactions include adjusting filters, manipulating axes, drawing marks, switching workbooks and individual sheets, and extracting data - to list just a few of the programmable modifications.
This visualization is based on figures from The World Bank, showing the number of cellphone subscriptions per 100 people by country. Pressing a button gives the viewer a time-lapse view of the spread of cellphone usage, beginning in Europe and culminating with near worldwide adoption - and several countries achieving rates of nearly 2.5 cellphone subscriptions per person.
At the end of the time-lapse the user is able to use the filters to drill down and explore data for a particular year, region and country.
Press the "Paused" button below to animate the visualization, slower connections may experience a delay.